Lancet

  • India is facing huge cancer crisis: Experts 13-04-2014 06:35 PM

    London: India is facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment causing large-scale problems, experts said. Every year in India, around one million new cancer cases are diagnosed and around 600,000 to 700,000 people die from cancer in India, with this death toll projected to...
  • Diarrhoea is life threatening for children under 2 years: Dr NK Arora 23-05-2013 04:40 PM

    A landmark study published in 'The Lancet' pinpoints rotavirus as the major cause of diarrhoeal disease among Indian children. The findings can guide prevention, treatment and research on diarrhoeal diseases which globally claim the lives of 800,000 children every year. Dr NK Arora, executive director, The Inclen Trust, joined IBNLive...
  • Girl child still not welcomed by educated India 27-05-2011 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: India may have two new women Chief Ministers but Indians still seem to be obsessed with the male child. The latest Lancet report reveals shocking statistics of the rich aborting the second girl child. Pamela Vashisht exposes the myth that education can change mindsets - the daughter of...
  • Indians arriving in UK have latent TB: Study 22-04-2011 12:18 PM

    London: Current checks at British airports are failing to detect the latent form of tuberculosis, particularly in immigrants arriving from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to a new study conducted by Imperial College London. Professor Ajit Lalvani, Director of the Tuberculosis Research Unit at Imperial College, who led the study,...
  • Govt to conduct own study on Delhi superbug 12-04-2011 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: After denying the existence of NDM-1 superbug in water in Delhi, ever since it was first mentioned in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, the government authorities have finally decided to conduct their own studies. The National Centre for Disease Control has planned to conduct a study on the...
  • Govt to look into Lancet's superbug study findings 11-04-2011 09:18 AM

    The government has formed a scientific committee to look into the findings of the study. It is also working on the National Antibiotic Policy which includes restrictions on usage of third and fourth generation antibiotics, continuous monitoring of drug resistance cases and over the counter sale of antibiotics in pharmacies....
  • Govt to look into Delhi superbug study findings 11-04-2011 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: The government has formed a scientific committee to look into the findings of the New Delhi superbug study. It is also working on the National Antibiotic Policy which includes restrictions on usage of third and fourth generation antibiotics, continuous monitoring of drug resistance cases and over the counter...
  • Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud 06-01-2011 11:33 AM

    London: The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research. The conclusions of the 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield and colleagues was renounced by 10 of its 13 authors and...
  • No link between MMR vaccines and autism 12-11-2010 11:47 AM

    New Delhi:<./b> There are many myths surrounding MMR vaccines and autism. Dr. Amit Verma gives advices on the myth. Scientifically the debate is over. The Lancet earlier in 2010 retracted a controversial article it had published back in 1998 that supposedly found a link between the MMR vaccine and children...
  • Superbug yet to bite medical tourism in India 25-08-2010 12:38 PM

    Mumbai: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently endorsed the Lancet study on the NDM-1 superbug traced to India. But so far, medical tourism in the country hasn't been hit. That's surprising as UK health experts issued warnings against unnecessary health travel to India. But the real threat is antibiotic resistance....